Dear Pastor and Church Family, August 2019
The month of August has now come to a close and we are excited about getting to the end of the summer. We started out the month with meetings in North Dakota and finished out the month in Iowa. The Lord allowed us to cultivate a number of new friendships and we also had opportunities to visit with other dear friends in the ministry. We finished out the month at 92% support. This is so exciting as we are starting to see a bright light at the end of the deputation tunnel!
When we were up in North Dakota, we had a number of opportunities to go out on visitation. This gave us a chance to get more acquainted with the community. One thing that had surprised us about the area was how ethinically diverse that part of the country was. When we stopped at the Walmart, my children got to see Muslim women for the first time. Emma was really excited about seeing the ladies in their Hijabs. As we were standing in the checkout line, Emma said in her not so quiet voice, “Dad, I want to wear one of those things on my head too!” That was quite the blessing, but it did allow us to have a great teaching moment when we got back to the car.
I was able to chat with Max this last week and I would ask you to please continue to pray for him as the devil wants to hinder his discipleship and growth. Catholicism is all he has ever known, but we know the truth of scripture can overcome all of the obstacles he is facing.
We are coming into the Fall conference season and are going to be very busy. Please pray that God will give my wife grace as we continue traveling. We had a good doctor visit a few days back and our son is growing very well. Our travels will wind down in mid-November, and from there we’ll start preparing for the coming of the baby and our departure for the field. Thank you all for your friendship, prayers, and support.
The Keister Family